When Mike Perrett proposed to his then-girlfriend, Melita, in 2011, he offered her more than a piece of his heart. He also gave her part of his shinbone. The Guernsey man, who had his right leg amputated after he fell off a mountain in India in 2006—a year after the couple first met—convinced his surgeons to let him keep a section of the bone that was removed. Working with ethical jeweler Ingel & Rhode five years later, Perrett incorporated two pieces of the bone, plus a quarter-carat diamond, into a platinum engagement ring.
“I guess why it’s so special to me is because I think it shows his bravely coming to terms with something like that so positively,” Melita told Buzzfeed, “which has to be a good attribute for marriage.”
The couple wed on a beach in the Philippines in November of that year and are currently expecting their second child. Mazel tov, you crazy kids!